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The Canucks may be eyeing the Hurricanes defenseman.
Ian McIntyre: The Vancouver Canucks are still looking at the defenseman market.
One player to keep an eye on is the Carolina Hurricanes right guard. Ethan the Bear. The 25-year-old signed a one-year, $2.2 million contract. He will become an RFA at the end of the season.
Red wings and Dylan Larkin talk about extending the contract
Sportsnet’s Luke Fox: Dylan Larkin, 26, has one year remaining on his $6.1 million contract with the Detroit Red Wings. Negotiations have begun for a contract extension, and he hopes to stay in Detroit.
“We are having conversations. He negotiated a lot, went back and forth. At the end of the day, in my heart, this is where I want to be,” Larkin told Elliott Friedman and Jeff Marek near Las Vegas. I really don’t see myself playing for another team. He is moving. I really can’t tell you when or how, but I want to be there.’
Larkin has a no-trade clause. Larkin is a top priority for GM Steve Yzerman. Larkin hopes an extension is coming.
Jonathan Huberdeau to the idea of playing for the Canadiens
Sportsnet’s Luke Fox: The Calgary Flames extended Jonathan Huberdeau’s eight-year contract after trading for him. He was supposed to become a UFA after the season. Huberdeau about just getting through the year and signing with the Montreal Canadiens.
“I know a lot of people said, ‘Play one year and then play for Montreal,'” Huberdeau said. 32 Thoughts podcast
“How much I love Montreal, I don’t know. I think it’s a tough city for a French Canadian. Calgary traded for me. If Montreal wanted to trade for me, they would trade for me. That’s how I see it. And I want to play for a team that wants me. Calgary wanted me, so I wanted to sign a big extension.”